Browsing Bachelor's Essays by Issue Date "2013-11-05"
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- ItemA Semiotic Approach to Ancient Greek Religious Accessories(2013-11-05) Van Arsdale, Alice; Gentile, Kristen; Gulizio, Joann$
- ItemAchilles Tendon Ruptures: a review of the literature(2013-11-05) Newman, Christin; Barfield, William R
- ItemBehavioral and molecular analyses of biological rhythms in Nematostella vectensis(2013-11-05) McPherson, Erin; Meyer-Bernstein, Elizabeth
- ItemColonial Powder Magazines in South Carolina: A Comparative Analysis of the Magazines at Fort Dorchester and Downtown Charleston(2013-11-05) Winkelmann, Brieanna; Borg, Barbara
- ItemEcotourism: A Study of Purchase Proclivity Revisited Across Time and Space(2013-11-05) Pedemonti, Francesca; Litvin, Stephen W
- ItemEnvisioning A Successful and Empowering Model of Sex Education in South Carolina(2013-11-05) Porter, Meredith Margaret; Hladky, Kathleen; DeMaria, Andrea $
- ItemFatherland: Left-wing terrorism presented as the continuation of National Socialist patriarchy in Fassbinder's Die dritte Generation and von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit(2013-11-05) Rhodes, Stephanie Ann; Nenno, Nancy
- ItemHaussmannization and the change in social mores of Parisian women in the 19th century(2013-11-05) Prados, Myles D; Cuvillier-Hiers, Martine
- ItemIf you are a Monarch butterfly, how do you fly from Canada to Mexico in one lifetime?(2013-11-05) Rumble, Mary E; Southgate, Agnes JMonarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are an amazing species that perform the feat of migrating over a thousand miles from Canada to Mexico in one lifetime. We hypothesized that in order to accomplish the migration, the butterflies may have a different flight muscle structure than other insect species. To test this hypothesis, we studied muscle function, and then picked three proteins to analyze through bioinformatics work and PCR/ gel electrophoresis: actin, mp20, and troponin T. We used both the Painted Lady and D. melanogaster as a standard of comparison for our work. We annotated all three of these protein sequences and then checked our findings in the lab. This work showed a recent duplication of the second actin protein in Lepidoptera and differential gene splicing of troponin T in the flight of D. plexippus. Both of these results show the species to have some significant differences in comparison to D. melanogaster.
- ItemLiminal Spaces and the In-Between: Mobilizing a Queer Resistance within Romantic Literature(2013-11-05) Williams, Andrew Guerrero; Beres Rogers, Kathleen
- ItemMajor Compliance Issues for Japanese Companies in the U.S. Market(2013-11-05) Poletti, Ross A; Wang, Weishen; Blose, Julia$This scholarly paper examines the implications of major compliance issues for Japanese firms conducting business in the U.S. market.
- Item"I'm Not Like Storybook Girls": Exploring Depictions of Gender in Fantasy Literature(2013-11-05) Winchester, Flannery Kale; Ward, Trish
- ItemShaping Landscapes of Inclusion: A Story of Latino Migrant Workers in the Southern United States(2013-11-05) Vonk, Levi; Samuel, Lisa M
- ItemSOWING SUSTAINABILITY: Rice commodity pathways, NGOs, and farmers’ engagement with alternative agriculture in northeastern Thailand(2013-11-05) Wood, Beverley E; Curtis, Claire; Creed, John$Rice is the cornerstone for much of Thailand’s agricultural development, but moving from subsistence farming to commercial agriculture has greatly altered its role in the country’s northeast region. Particularly, the Green Revolution impacted farmers’ livelihoods, environment, health, and culture. In response, grassroots non-governmental organizations (NGOs) emerged to provide an alternative to the newly modernized agricultural system. The impact of these NGOs is considered through research in six communities across the Northeast, where I analyze both the various pathways of the rice commodity system and the effects of organizational involvement on alternative agricultural practices and values of farmers. I find that farmers in non-governmental organizations express a greater degree of engagement with alternative farming practices, value of native rice varieties, and practice of agricultural customs. However, I also find that farmers are primarily focused on markets, indicating the role of market pressure and practicality in their decision-making. I discuss these findings through the lenses of development frameworks, as well as non-governmental and social movement literature. In doing so, I conclude that these alternative organizations are effective due to their successful recognition of the practical, short-term priorities of farmers on balance with long term goals of environmental and cultural resilience. Moreover, that these groups are unique in their organization, such they blend elements of both NGOs and social movements to create a hybrid network. I recommend that practitioners and researchers looking to sustain themselves in the region recognize the unique features of these networks, and ultimately propose future research plans that would aid in furthering the understanding of northeast Thailand’s alternative agriculture movement.
- ItemTangy Temptation: McDonald's & Marketing to a Foodie World(2013-11-05) Werner, Thomas Robert; Ruth-McSwain, Amanda; Westerfelhaus, Robert$; Moscowitz, David$A look at the branding and corporate culture of the McDonald's Corporation over the last 10 years.
- ItemThe Behavioral and Molecular Consequences of Concurrent Cocaine and Ethanol Use(2013-11-05) Zipperly, Morgan Elizabeth; Knackstedt, Lori A; Korey, Christopher A$Concurrent cocaine and ethanol use is more common than any other drug combination, and such polydrug use often results in increased consumption of both substances. We developed an animal model of cocaine and alcohol co-abuse in which rat self-administered intravenous cocaine for 2 hours followed by oral alcohol for 6 hours. We hypothesized that subjects permitted access to both drugs would consume more ethanol and cocaine compared to groups permitted access to only one drug. We also predicted that self-administration of both drugs would reduce protein expression of mGluR5, GLT-1, and xCT and elevate levels of Homer protein expression. Cocaine and ethanol consumption were measured over a 12-day self-administration period. Immediately following the self-administration period, subjects completed 2 weeks of extinction training, followed by reinstatement. We measured Homer, mGluR5, GLT-1, and xCT protein concentrations via microdialysis during reinstatement. No significant difference in substance consumption was found between drug-consuming groups. There was a significant interaction between cocaine and ethanol on Homer protein expression. No other significant effects were found, although mGluR5 and GLT-1 levels were decreased for all drug-consuming groups. These results indicate that there are molecular and behavioral interactions between cocaine and ethanol when consumed concomitantly. The fact that cocaine and alcohol-consuming subjects chose to consume both substances indicates that this polydrug use results in a pleasurable experience, possibly reducing the negative side-effects of both substances.